Hello, members of Iwaku! As you might have noticed in your time on Iwaku, the staff members are an important part of the site here. We like to have enough staff members to make sure that they can be present around the site, be available to help out by answering questions or using a little of their mod magic, and keep the site organized and healthy. Maybe you haven't really thought much about the staff here, but hopefully you've at least seen them around! If you haven't thought about them, now is a perfect chance to start! You can learn about different staff members and what they do by clicking this link. If you have thought about staff, have you perhaps wondered how someone becomes a member of staff on Iwaku? You don't have to have the highest post count, the most followers, or be Iwaku famous - the requirements are a lot more accessible than that! You can take a look at them in their full form here, but I'll lay it out really quickly as well: - Be a member for at least 4 months: This one is easy and is just a way to try to make sure that our candidates intend to stay on Iwaku - Be a daily active member without too many real-life commitments: Staff need to be around to do all those things I mentioned before. We don't expect perfect attendance, and we understand taking time away for a vacation or to focus on exams, but overall the staff need to be active members. - Be involved in one or more roleplays: Another easy one - if you're going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk (and Iwaku is a roleplay site! Staff need to roleplay). - Post 1 to 5 new topics a week in ANY forum: This one is somewhat flexible but ensures that staff are contributing to the community and making sure it doesn't stagnate. - Post a submission/post to YOUR area or project once a week: This one feels a bit vague but it's because the staff are divided into sections and different staff have different duties. As long as you're actively working on your section's duties, there's no need to worry on this one. - Have a good reputation amongst members and be a role model to the community: The staff are held to a slightly higher standard than the rest of the members. We expect them to be good models for community behavior. Again, they don't have to win a popularity contest but they shouldn't be insulting members, getting into fights, breaking Iwaku rules, etc. - Be respectful toward authority and coworkers: This goes hand in hand with the last one, but just emphasises that staff is a team and we don't allow inter-staff bullying and expect staff to respect both one another and the admin team. That may look like a lot of things, but most active members probably meet the majority of these! Now onward to the fun part about why you should apply for staff! - It's fun! We have fun. We talk and goof around too. Maybe too much fun (have you seen this thread?) - Have you been longing for bumping abilities but don't have spare money? You get shiny donator-type perks for donating your blood, sweat, tears, and time! - The name colors are awesome, 'nuff said. - You get neat buttons to push. - You get to feel good about helping to shape Iwaku's present and future! Are you sold? Want to submit an application? CLICK HERE!